Nyle's life with her grandmother on their Vermont sheep farm advances rhythmically through the seasons until the night of the accident at the Cookshire nuclear. aracer.mobi: Phoenix Rising (): Karen Hesse: Books. Phoenix Rising is a book by Karen Hesse. It is a realistic fiction book about a year-old girl named Nyle and her grandmother, and how their lives are.
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They are in many ways completely opposite of each other, but these differences work to complement each other. What they both have in common is a great sense of humor and wit, demonstrated many times through funny dialogue and actions undertaken.
Taking a quick look at just Eliza you get to know her as a strong heroine, someone who is attached to her guns and nifty gadgets, and someone who will throw a stick of dynamite to speed up the opening of a door. She truly has a mind and will of her own. Looking at just Wellington, he comes across as stiffly British - a gentle hearted, tea drinking, book loving archivist who makes good use of reason and who tries to resolve each case as passively as possible.
Reading through, it seems to me that both Wellington and Eliza have a dark hidden past. For Wellington, there are some paragraphs detailing the influence he received from his father. For Eliza, she is pretty wild but is she trying to hide something by being so radical? So how could these two ever make a perfect duo?
I think the answer lies somewhere in their first encounter, but also we get to see as the story progresses something growing between them, with Eliza shedding some of her wild feathers and with Wellington undertaking some action on his own accord.
I found that the Phoenix Rising focused on using the storyline to develop the relationship between the characters, rather than focusing on the addition of flashy objects. For me, the strength of the characters is what made this story come alive. With a great duo of agents you still need a nefarious organization to fight against, right? Next up is The Phoenix. At first this organization did not seem like much of a threat… that is until you see what they do to their prisoners.
The stakes are raised further when Eliza and Wellington are discovered by The Phoenix, which leads to one explosive dash to the finish. What I liked most about The Phoenix was how their somewhat dim-witted frontman was controlled by an evil scientist in the shadows. For me, the authors demonstrated a good grasp of the steampunk theme, although centering this story more around the characters rather than the setting meant that a true Victorian setting was not exactly represented.
The focus on Eliza and Wellington allowed for funny and witty dialogue and action sequences, often leading to explosive conclusions. Lets see what the sequel has to offer. Jasper de Joode, 9. In graphic novels and films the aesthetic can clearly be seen, but when this has to be described to a reader it can often be far more underwhelming, and I have been searching for a really good novel that shows the darkness as well as the brassy gadgets.
The Newbury and Hobbes books veered around the edges of this, but had more of a horrific element where humans and machines became merged.
I really liked it. Karen Hesse's voice and vision are grounded in truth; she takes on a nearly unharnessable subject, contains it, and makes it resonate with honesty. Part love story, part coming of age, this is a tour de force by a gifted writer.
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See 2 questions about Phoenix Rising…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 12, Megan rated it it was amazing. Everyone should read this book. It made me cry. The characters are very real because of the complicated emotions they have.
The plot about the radiation was relatable because although it's not as bad today, people still have horrible cancer. This book is really touching. Aug 07, Melanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I cannot tell you how many times I signed this book out of the library, and read it with a box of tissues.
December I got this book as a Christmas gift because my sister knew how much I loved this book and wanted a copy. I re-read this and loved it just as much now as I did back then. While it's juvenile fiction, nothing about it reads that way. It's a beautiful story of first love and loss under the bac Though I haven't read this book in YEARS, it used to be one of my favorites in school. It's a beautiful story of first love and loss under the backdrop of a terrifying tragedy that we all fear.
Beautiful book! Jun 20, Emily rated it it was amazing. This is probably one of my most favorite books ever. It's a hope-inspiring story. This book was recommended to me by my sister and I'm so glad I listened!
First, I love Karen Hesse's style and have read at least one other book by her. I like that her books have relatable and lovable characters and that they read rather quickly. I loved that something Nyle was so afraid of ended up being something she loved very fiercely toward the end of the book. I loved the progression of Nyle and Ezra's relationship and I found myself on pins and needles at the end of the book when Ezra's This book was recommended to me by my sister and I'm so glad I listened!
I loved the progression of Nyle and Ezra's relationship and I found myself on pins and needles at the end of the book when Ezra's health is in jeopardy. Although the book ended sadly, it ended peacefully and you really see Nyle's character grow up and understand and come to terms with some of the hardest things in life.
I am a huge fan of this book. View 2 comments. Jun 06, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. I was pulled into this book!
It is a fast read! I read it in one evening.
I just love the charaters of the story they got me hooked. I love books that just pull at me emotionaly like this one did.
Mar 28, Rebecca Fennell rated it really liked it. In Phoenix Rising, Karen Hesse brings to life the story of Nyle Sumner, a thirteen year old girl who lives with her grandmother Gran on a sheep farm.
Throughout this story you meet many characters, such as Munchie. Munchie is a important character in this story, not only because she is Nyle's best friend, but also because of how she reacts to conflicts.
Ripley is another important character; he is considered the town "jerk. Ezra is a boy who is very sick due to radiation e In Phoenix Rising, Karen Hesse brings to life the story of Nyle Sumner, a thirteen year old girl who lives with her grandmother Gran on a sheep farm.
Ezra is a boy who is very sick due to radiation exposure. If I'm being honest, the only reason I read this book is because the title interested me. Although I've come to find this book extraordinary! In this story an accident happened at a nuclear power plant. When something unexpected happened Nyle wasn't quite sure how to react but soon learns that bad situations can create good things. Ripley, however, decided he was going to take matters into his own hands; changing nothing for the better.
Personally, I believe this book was amazing even though i doubted it at first. Although I do believe many people would have disagreed with the ending, it really teaches the reader a lesson of life. I am very happy to say that, out of all the scenes in this book, out of all the quotes possible, my favorite quote is most definitely, " I'm the Phoenix, rising out of my own ashes.
Although I have not read any other books like this, i would be very excited to read another book by Karen Hesse. Sep 03, Erin added it.
Note to self: I actually read Sluggy Freelance book Phoenix Rising, but it's not yet on Goodreads and I wanted it to count for my reading challenge.
Jul 08, Carmen Yeung rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Spoiler alert This novel began in a family that only consisted of Nyle and her grandmother, because her father left her and both her mother and grandfather died. Nyle is a teenage girl that lived in a house next to her farm with sheeps. She also have a best friend, short but strong named Munice. Since shes in a farm, the most deadly thing that can wipe out the entire farm is radiation.
Thats what resulted in her meeting Ezra, a boy that was sicken by radiation and had to move to her house along Spoiler alert This novel began in a family that only consisted of Nyle and her grandmother, because her father left her and both her mother and grandfather died.
Thats what resulted in her meeting Ezra, a boy that was sicken by radiation and had to move to her house along with Mrs. Trent his mother. He stayed in the same room where Nyle's mom and grandfather passed away, so she assumed he would pass away too. Strong Ezra stayed and became healthier as days pass by, soon he was allowed to go to school like Nyle. Until he was attacked by Ripley, which triggered the leukemia in him and caused him to die of cancer caused by the radiation.
Nyle stayed by his side reading a book, hoping he go away in peace. Eventually not just Nyle's mother or grandfather who had left her, Ezra also left her. This novel was very depressing knowing that death would end a relationship so strong. Also i enjoyed every bit of this story, especially the times where the brave Nyle would peek through doors to look at Ezra who was sick but seems so encouraging.
Nothing stopped Nyle from approaching Ezra and their relationship grew stronger, even Nyle grew stronger. I really like how the author portrays each character not as an individual, but as a group where others make up for who they really are. I also liked the connection with the back bedroom and the death that had occured there.
This book taught me to really get hold of what's there and what's not ever lasting. I thought this book was really interesting and i was glad it was on the summer suggestion list. Apr 24, Alex rated it it was ok Shelves: Phoenix Rising began with an interesting premise, but ended up getting mired in a swamp of YA tropes that I was really hoping to avoid.
It takes place on a farm that is on the outskirts of Boston where a nuclear power plant has gone into meltdown. The fallout exists as a nameless fear that the characters are constantly dealing with, and with the mention of Anne Frank, it becomes an interesting metaphor for life in Nazi Germany--especially when the main character and her grandmother agree to take Phoenix Rising began with an interesting premise, but ended up getting mired in a swamp of YA tropes that I was really hoping to avoid.
The fallout exists as a nameless fear that the characters are constantly dealing with, and with the mention of Anne Frank, it becomes an interesting metaphor for life in Nazi Germany--especially when the main character and her grandmother agree to take in two survivors who were so close to the meltdown that they are likely radioactive themselves.
Overall, as a metaphor for the invisible fear that permeates a country under totalitarian rule, the book is quite interesting. As a story, the book is pretty generic. Aug 25, Jules rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was a guilty pleasure of mine for years. The secret part of you who longs for a disaster to happen so you can go help people to make yourself a useful, charitable person will like this book.
It's the story of a girl who lives near a nuclear power plant. There's an accident, and her family must take in a survivor who's essentially dying of leukemia.
As fate would have it, this survivor happens to be a young boy who is just what this girl is not looking for, someone to help her realize wh This book was a guilty pleasure of mine for years. As fate would have it, this survivor happens to be a young boy who is just what this girl is not looking for, someone to help her realize what actually matters in life and what real friends are.
And of course, it's sappy and teary and filled with bullies, bleeding from the face, and death. Definitely a guilty pleasure of my youth.
View all 3 comments. Apr 09, Josiah rated it really liked it. I might actually give this book four and a half stars. It is kind of hard for me to review it, as I see it as such a masterful story that I'm afraid I will not do it full justice. Karen Hesse just blew me away in these pages, coupling multiple storylines that are all equally compelling and heartrending. The pacing is quiet and perhaps understated, but the emotions all ring true and very powerfully, throughout the entire book all the way to the breathtakingly engineered climax and ending.
No pr I might actually give this book four and a half stars. No praise I could give to Phoenix Rising or to Karen Hesse as its brilliant author would be too high. Feb 06, Jeannie rated it really liked it Shelves: I can't give it 5 stars because I have issues with authors who use children's literature to push their political agendas. The story of love and loss and learning to let go captured my heart, but Hesse spoiled some of the magic with her sometimes not subtle political preaching.